Planning a trip to New Zealand from the USA? One of the first things you need to know is how to get here, and you probably think that "Down Under" is a long flight? The good news is that it may not take as long as you think, and airlines (especially our mates at Air New Zealand) are working really hard to make your flight super comfortable and fun.

Updated 2018 for the new Air New Zealand flights to Chicago:

Miles (the Big Moa) from MoaTrek at Lake Wakatipu
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Susan Mills is from Adelaide in South Australia and was a recent guest on our Kiwi 12 Day Tour. This was her second visit to New Zealand, her first was in 1976! She was a solo traveller on tour and kept a wonderful diary of all the places, people and experiences which made up her trip, which she has kindly agreed to share with us.
Andrew Wells
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Here's a handy travel guide to the West Coast of the South Island, answering common questions like what's the best time to go, what are the best walks and activities, what's the weather like and where should I stay?
Andrew Wells
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Listen to an audio interview with MoaTrek Kiwi Guide Marilyn as she tells us all her favourite spots and stories from the West Coast of the South Island. Her favourite short walks, beaches, people and travel tips from 15 years experience guiding on the Coast.
MoaTrek Kiwi Guide Marilyn at Lake Wanaka
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Are you thinking about visiting New Zealand in October, November or December? Well that's our spring season and we're sure you have a few questions, like “what is it like in New Zealand in spring?”, “Is it the same as in the Northern Hemisphere?” and “what should I pack for spring down under?” This is your complete guide to travelling to New Zealand during spring including what the weather is like, why visit in spring, the best things to do, what to pack and more. 

Andrew Wells
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Tipping in New Zealand - the complete guide for visitors. If you’re planning on visiting this wonderful country and want the definitive guide to who and how much to tip, you’ve come to the right place. By the end of this article, you’ll know as much as anyone about how to tip in New Zealand.

Andrew Wells
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If you’re planning a dream trip to New Zealand and have finally decided that now is the time, you’ll want to figure out one very important thing, how much will my New Zealand trip cost?

Ena from MoaTrek by Lake Wakatipu
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If you love food, wine and unique travel experiences then New Zealand is probably already on your bucket list. This article is a guide for overseas travellers planning a trip of 2 to 3 weeks in New Zealand, we’ll introduce you to our wine regions, the best wines to try and our recommendations for the best wineries to visit on your trip.

Tanya - Office Team
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When you ask people around the world what they think of New Zealand, most will say something like “such a beautiful country”. The image the world has of New Zealand is one of stunning, unspoiled landscapes with very few people around and most of these amazing spots are within New Zealand’s National Parks. Places like Milford Sound, Aoraki Mt Cook and Tongariro are all within our national park system.

Tanya - Office Team
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For many years New Zealand has been a coveted destination. More people are discovering this piece of paradise after great shout outs from publications like Lonely Planet and Conde Nast Traveler. So, it’s time you got there and had a look for yourself. In this article we'll offer our suggestions for a three week itinerary of New Zealand, covering both the North and South Islands.

Ena from MoaTrek by Lake Wakatipu
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